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May 2008 Issue

May 2008

edit post Victories Fueling the Fight in Congress by Morgan Sheets May 1, 2008   The momentum behind the national parity campaign is growing. Indiana and Vermont have become the

Fabrication Support Has Never Been Easier

While Velocity Labs is known in the industry for its expertise in double-wall socket fabrication and innovative components, Velocity also supplies full and partial fabrication support for a variety of

Hot Topics

Practitioner Licensing The debate about licensing requirements for prosthetists, orthotists, and pedorthists is heating up with Pennsylvania’s HB-2015 at the center. Some practitioners say this particular bill, introduced in November

The Road to Parity

ACA Leads the Legislative Battle in Washington DC It seems so ethical, obvious, and appropriate on the face of it; however, most Americans don’t realize that prosthetic parity is an

Making Your Meeting Matter

National or local, organizing an O&P association meeting is a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. An out-of-breath Joann Marx, CPO, FAAOP, juggled a phone call between patient visits and

Embrace the Impossible

At its annual conference last year, the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) announced that it would be pursuing a national parity bill. “This is something that everyone says is impossible,”

Medicare’s Five-Year Rule on Orthoses Is Flawed

On the surface, the five-year policy on the full replacement of most orthotic devices promulgated by Medicare is clear-cut and understandable to the profession. What isn’t working is Medicare’s policy

Michael Johnson Jr.: Becoming a Superhero

A glimpse into overcoming spina bifida. The Hospital When Michael Sr. and his wife Juan were expecting their first child, their unborn son was diagnosed with spina bifida. Juan, who

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